Hospitality & Catering Recruitment

Out of all the business sectors affected by Brexit and stricter immigration laws, the hospitality sector faces one of the biggest challenges. For decades, the sector has relied on skilled European staff to fill critical roles through the UK, but now the sector is facing a significant shortfall of employees.

Rather than sitting on your hands and hoping the problem will disappear, the best option is to take action as soon as possible.

In recent years we’ve helped a range of clients prepare their businesses for the upcoming changes to immigration laws, by helping them secure their hospitality and catering team.

From tracking down the skilled staff who are still available, to modify working processes to use less staff, our team of recruitment specialists know the industry inside out. We’ll also help with retaining core skills, and training up local people to fulfil job roles. Recruitment, retention and training are all key parts of MYA’s expertise.

With our broad knowledge of the market across a range of sectors, we can assist with:

  • Finding people who are experts, motivated and an asset to your organisation
  • Managing the entire recruitment process from collecting the client brief through to appointment
  • Assisting with interviews
  • Trade testing for chefs
  • Interviewing candidates proposed by contractors, as your subject matter expert
  • Appraisals
  • Retention and development for your existing staff
  • Training and development for teams and individuals to improve on basic skills.

There’s no question that recruitment is going to be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be a crisis. With MYA Consulting at your side, you can ensure your hospitality and catering recruitment continues smoothly even through difficult and challenging times.

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  • Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle